A Brief History of Software

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A Brief History of Software Michael Lopp, Rands in Repose Open Source Conference from O'Reilly Media 18 minutes, recorded 2009-07-22 This podcast is available at:  http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/audio/download/ITC.oscon-Lopp-2009.07.22.mp3 In this OSCON presentation Michael Lopp, author of the blog Rands in Repose, takes a trip down memory lane to  1992, and brings a few lessons in software development back to the future. He discusses the well intentioned 'forces  of evil' that can make us stray from the path of tight coding, and how, in software development, the small decisions  are just as important as the bigger ones. Lopp's alternative title for his presentation is 'R.I.P Borland', and he uses an old copy of Paradox, Borland's desktop  database product, to raise some pertinent coding questions. When the entire Paradox application is less than half the  file size of his keynote, are we, as developers, getting lazy? Are we becoming digitally in debt? Why should we clean 
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